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Molengracht Canal


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The Molengracht Plaza, located in Pella's central business district, was built to replicate an authentic Dutch canal and is over 100,000 square feet. The better of two worlds, the Molengracht complex combines a 21st century entrepreneurial spirit with Old World charm. The Molengracht's Grand Opening took place in January of 2001 and has grown to include retail shopping, entertainment, casual & fine dining, business offices, residential condominiums, retail/office space for lease and an authentic canal and working drawbridge. The Molengracht buildings open onto an attractive plaza featuring a Dutch-Style canal and fragrant flower pots.

It is the Policy of the City of Pella to encourage maximum use of the Molengracht Plaza area.  The public is invited to stroll, sit and mingle in the area.  It was planned as and should be a people place.

As a part of the City Council's desire to facilitate development of the Plaza in this way, lease for private use for dining and seating have been approved.

As another means of promoting the use of the Plaza, the City Council encourages Plaza use for private functions that do not detract from its public use and appreciation.  The availability of the Plaza for Private Event permits is open to any group, organization, or individual.

In order to allow for private events in the Plaza, a permit system has been created.  A sponsor must comply with and agree to specific requirements to obtain a permit for a private event. These requirements may be found by accessing the Molengracht Plaza Private Event Application.